Tussell Round-up: £5.8B of opportunities this week

Welcome to our weekly update on opportunities in public procurement.

Last week Tussell was cited in the press twice off the back of our SME analysis which revealed that more SMEs than ever are now winning government contracts. Over 14,000 different SMEs were awarded government business in 2017.

Key Market Stats

708 new opportunities worth £5.8B were published last week, covering both tenders and pre information notices (PINs). 

At least £692M of awards are due to expire in the next three months - allowing you to proactively engage with buyers ahead of future tender opportunities. Overview

If you're a Tussell Insight subscriber, click through to see the full data on AwardsPINs/Tenders and Expiring Awards.

Top 5 Opportunities
Contracting Authority Contract Title Type Bid Deadline FW Tender Value
United Utilities Water PRO004097-Framework-Services-Network Maintenance Services Tender 21/06/2018 Y £824M
Home Office Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contract (AASC 2) Tender 06/06/2018 N


South Yorkshire Police Rotary Maintenance and Engine Support Tender 20/06/2018 N £500M
Crescent Purchasing CA4828 - Outsourced Catering Services Tender 02/07/2018 Y £400M
Crown Commercial Service Wider Public Sector Legal Services Tender 15/06/2018 N £320M

*FW refers to Framework

Buyer Type

Further & Higher Education buyers published 78 PINs and tenders last week. Log in to see the full list of opportunities.

Buyer Type                                                                               volume of contract opportunities

Top 5 Buyers

425 buyers published opportunities last week. UK Shared Business Services was the top buyer, accounting for 13 tenders. Each of the top 5 buyers were from different buyer types.

Top 5 Buyers

  • 53% of contracts last week were won by SMEs

There is significant potential for SMEs to benefit from public procurement. Last week, they won 53% of the 2,130 awards and frameworks published. See all of the current open opportunities marked as suitable for SMEs.

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